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SWI   28 August 2017   Switzerland   Graubuenden  
<p>Geologists say the Piz Cengalo mountain on the Swiss-Italian border, which collapsed last week causing a huge landslide in the Swiss village of Bondo, remains unstable. The dangers are preventing locals from returning and are hindering the clean-up operation. ...
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Reuters   29 May 2017   Sri Lanka   Asia  
<p>Landslides and floods in Sri Lanka have killed at least 151 people and the country faces the risk of more mudslides as torrential rains continue, officials said on Sunday.</p><p>More than 100 people are still missing after the worst rains in the Indian ...
AKIpress   17 May 2017   Kyrgyzstan   Jalal-Abad  
<p>A truck was buried by a rockfall triggered by a mudslide in Chatkal district of Jalal-Abad region, the authorities said.</p> <p>The driver and one passenger inside the cabin were luckily safe and sound. The truck was carrying food products, the Ministry ...
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EYEWITNESS NEWS   17 April 2017   Sri Lanka   Colombo  
<p>Rescue workers cleared mud and debris from a landslide at a giant rubbish dump in the Sri Lankan capital for a fourth day on Monday, as the death toll rose to 29 and uncertainty remained over the number of people missing.</p> <p>The 90-metre dump in the ...
The Guardian   03 April 2017   Colombia   Americas  
<p>Colombian rescuers have been searching frantically for hundreds of missing people after the southern city of Mocoa was engulfed on Saturday by a huge landslide of mud, rocks and gushing waters that swept away homes and cars and killed more than 20 people.</p> <p>The ...
AGU Blogosphere   31 January 2017   Peru   Americas  
<p>RT has uploaded a video onto Youtube of a terrifying mudslide in the Arequipa region of Peru, which apparently happened on Friday.</p> <p>The landslide apparently killed three people &ndash; it is not clear whether the victims were in this car or elsewhere ...
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The Japan Times   21 June 2016   Japan   Kumamoto  
<p>Torrential rain in Kumamoto Prefecture has left six people dead as of Tuesday from mudslides and widespread flooding in the region, authorities reported.</p><p>The Meteorological Agency said the rainfall in Kyushu is the highest received in several years.</p ...
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The Guardian   18 May 2016   Sri Lanka   Kegalle district  
<p>Torrential rains and flooding across country force more than 137,000 people from their homes, with 36 confirmed dead.</p> <p>Rescuers are looking for more than 200 families who are missing following massive landslides in a remote area on the slopes of Sri ...
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The Indian Express   09 May 2016   China   Taining County  
<p>At least 10 people have been killed while 31 others remain missing in a massive landslide that engulfed the construction site of a hydropower station in China&rsquo;s southeastern Fujian Province.<br /><br />Thirteen people who were rescued have been admitted ...
Aljazeera   22 November 2015   Brazil   Rio Doce  
<p>A mudflow thick with toxic mining waste, which initially spilled earlier this month from the collapse of two tailings dams into a main river in southeast Brazil, has now reached the Atlantic Ocean, says Brazil's environmental agency, Ibama.</p> <p>Ibama ...